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Windows 7: How can I reformat my computer?

11 Apr 2012   #1
JonathanLamb

Windows 7 Home Premium, 64Bit, 4GB of ram.
 
 
How can I reformat my computer?

Hello there,

I want to reformat my computer because I want to start fresh.
How will I do so? Is there any possible video tutorial?

Anyway thanks.


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11 Apr 2012   #2
cyclic

Windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

Boot the puter with the installation DVD. You will need to delete the current partition (which wipes it out and all the files) then create a new one in the space left behind, Win7 will format it for you by default.

Exactly how to do it

Another sterling tutorial.
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11 Apr 2012   #3
Dave Atkin

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hello,

Backup your data onto an external hard drive before you do anything. Also make sure you have the reliant license keys and disks for your sofware etc.

Have a look here :
How to Format and Reinstall Windows 7 - YouTube

EDIT:
I would trust the link that cyclic offered more than the youtube link. Use the youtube one for reference.

Dave
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11 Apr 2012   #4
cyclic

Windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

Why thank you Sir. It's one of SevenForums tutorials so it better be good !
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11 Apr 2012   #5
JonathanLamb

Windows 7 Home Premium, 64Bit, 4GB of ram.
 
 

Thanks!
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11 Apr 2012   #6
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

It was mentioned already, but I'll toss it out again. Make sure you have a backup of anything important to you...because when you delete the partitions, the data is gone as well.
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